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Apr 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, and a war at the ends of the earth." please welcome to the program, mark mazzetti mazzetti. how are you. nice to see you thp this is "the way of the knife" the c.i.a. and secret army" which i'm guessing is really not so secret anymore. >> not so much. >> jon: how did you get access to this information? >> it was hard. there were a lot of people who don't want to talk. and there were sources that i had spent a lot of time working with over the years. who agreed to talk for the book. >> jon: did you use enhanced interrogation techniques? >> i didn't need to ( laughter ). >> jon: they gave up information just through questioning? >> yes. >> jon: interesting. >> yes. ( laughter ). >> jon: you have a have interesting story at the very beginning of the book about somebody who got in some trouble over in-- overseas and was referred to by the united states government as a diplomat. >> that's right. >> jon: turns out he's not a come. >kimlomat. >> he worked for the of c.i.a. he was a contractor working for the c.i.a., and in january 2011, he shot two people in pakistan on the street who we
Apr 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
.s. drone strikes, a new book by pulitzer prize winning reporter mark mazzetti of the "new york times." "the way of the knife." he looks at the shadow war being fought by the cia and america's special operations forces. mark mazzetti is here right now. thanks very much for coming in. how much of a risk do you think pervez musharraf takes by now acknowledging that he was in at least on some of those cia drone strikes in pakistan? >> it's amazing. not only a physical but a political risk because he wants to be president and as nic said they are -- drone strikes are so wildly unpopular. for him to say there were these secret arrangements was quite surprising to me. there's been so many denials over the years of the pakistani government about the role they have played. now to their -- in their defense, the cia in 2008, the last months of the bush administration, basically took this war unilateral and they said we're no longer going to consult you in advance of each drone strike. >> i know you have some estimates. how many alleged terrorists, suspected terrorists, militants, were killed by the un
Apr 9, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> charlie: mark mazzetti is here. he's a pulitzer prize winning national security correspondent for the "new york times." much of his reporting has focused on america's new approach to warfare. he draws on his writing for a new book called "the way of the knife: the c.i.a a secretarmy and the war at the ends of the earth." it chronicles the intelligence agency's transformation into añr para-military organization. dexter filkins writes the story of how the c.i.a. got back into the killing business is as chilling and dramatic as a spy novel. except it's true. mark mazzetti has laid out an extraordinary tale tracking the spies as they track the terrorists. i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> thanks very much. charlie: so, tell me how you came to this book. >> well, i had been reporting on intelligence for about seven years now. before that i was covering the military. >> you realize when you're covering the military and the intelligence world, increasingly you realize you're covering the same thing. they have converged so much over the last 12 years in these wars outside o
Apr 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to introduce you to mark mazzetti with a brand-new book he has written, "the way of the knife: the cia, a secret army, and war at the ends of the earth." he's joining us for a column program. it was raining day this? >> raymond davis was a cia contractor who was former green beret and then left the military and went to work as a contractor for the cia. in june or two and a love in driving through the work, pakistan doing work that of a safe house and after two people approached him in a crowded intersection, he shot them. he thought he was being robbed. from there, the situation kind of got even more out of control than the american cause the lead cente chirped to go rescue him and ran over a third person. and then drove away, leaving davis to be taken into the cause of the bible that were please. -- lahore police. what happened if h si inside the obama administration about whether to to the fact he was working for the cia and how to get them out. what happened was initially the obama administration didn't have the pakistanis he was working for the cia. they said he was diplomat. presi
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